Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age, 1st Edition

  • Diane Morgan
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  • ISBN-10: 031334406X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313344060
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 205 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Covers particular gemstones, discussing the natural history of the stone, including where the gem is found, its value, and its use; the role the gem has played in history; and the myths, powers, and legends that have attached to the stone over the centuries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Agate: Goodness and Grounding.
2: Amber: Sun, Seas, and Trees.
3: Amethyst: Temperance, Royalty, and Spirituality.
4: Aquamarine: Sea Nymphs, Tears, and Treasure.
5: Bloodstone: Blood, Men, and Martyrs.
6: Carnelian: The Mecca Stone.
7: Cat's-Eye: The Cry of the Demon.
8: Chalcedony: The Beautiful Weapon.
9: Chrysoprase: Grace-Giving Green.
10: Citrine: Happiness and Wealth.
11: Coral: The Antidote to Tempests.
12: Diamond: The Invincible.
13: Emerald: Peace, Wisdom, and Immortality.
14: Garnet: The Magic Bullet.
15: Hematite: Blood and Iron.
16: Jade: The Dragon Seed.
17: Jasper: Rejoicing the Hearts of the Gods.
18: Jet: Symbol of Sorrow—Virginity Tester.
19: Lapis Lazuli: Blue Heaven and Golden Stars.
20: Malachite: Eye of Peacock, Eye of Horus.
21: Moonstone: The Goddess Within.
22: Onyx: The Lonely Stone.
23: Opal: The Rainbow Stone.
24: Pearl: Cultured and Pure.
25: Peridot: Zabargad's Secret.
26: Rock Crystal: The Visionary Rainmaker.
27: Rose Quartz: The Heart of Love.
28: Ruby: Precious, Passionate, and Powerful.
29: Sapphire: The Stone of Heaven.
30: Sardonyx: A Cure for Stupidity.
31: Smoky Quartz: Dark Magic.
32: Topaz: Containing the Demons, Controlling the Winds.
33: Turquoise: The Balancing Stone.
34: Zircon: The Renegade Gem.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.